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For the total seven months of 2012 so far, the automaker has only sold 135 of these EVs

Ford's electric Focus hasn't had much luck in the sales department during 2012, and this was evident in July's numbers.

The electric Ford Focus, which is a 5-door hatchback electric vehicle (EV) that was first produced in December 2011, had a total of 38 sales in the United States for the month of July.

This was a pretty big drop from the 89 Ford Focus Electrics sold in June. However, for the total seven months of 2012 so far, the automaker has only sold 135 of these EVs.

Ford has built a total of 884 Ford Focus Electrics this year, with 121 built in July alone. The American automaker managed to sell zero Focus EVs in February, March and April.

Ford hasn't given any sales predictions for the Focus EV throughout the rest of 2012, but said it will match supply with demand. For right now, the Focus EV is only available in California, New York and New Jersey. It will make its way to 19 other markets this fall.


Source: The Detroit News



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RE: Simple
By Ringold on 8/4/2012 6:19:17 PM , Rating: 2
Might've been quite true -- in the 70s and 80s. Welcome to 2012 though, FFS. The 1970s was FORTY YEARS ago. Technology, particularly since the 90s, in the field has been almost a quantum leap. Your father couldn't of conceived of the sort of things they do now, not back then.

If you were suggesting coal mining, gold mining, or certain other things were dirty, which they absolutely can be, then you'd be right. But modern oil and natural gas rigs don't have to be at all.


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